Places of Interest

There are various places to visit in Niwari. Some places are of Historical importance.

  • Orchha– The ancient town of Orchha seems frozen in time, with its many monuments continuing to retain their original grandeur even to this day. Here you will find some of the most fascinating temples and palaces that will help you realise a childhood fantasy – travelling back in time!

    The historic town of Orchha, nestled on the banks of river Betwa, was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap. Here, the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also called the Satdhara. Legend goes that this is in honour of the seven erstwhile Chiefs of Orchha.

  • Shri Ramraja Temple Orchha– It is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage and receives devotees in large numbers regularly and is also commonly known as Orchha Temple. The annual domestic tourist number is around 650,000 and the foreign tourist number is around 25,000. The daily number of visitors to the temple range from 1500 to 3000 and on certain important Hindu festivals like the Makar Sankranti, Vasant Panchami, Shivratri, Ram Navami, Kartik Purnima and Vivaha Panchami the number of devotees who throng to Orchha range in lakhs.

    In India this is the only temple where Lord Ram is worshiped as a king and that too in a palace. A Guard of Honour is held everyday, police personnel have been designated as Guards at the temple, much in the manner of a king.The food and other amenities provided to the deity at the temple are a royal repast. Armed salutation is provided to Lord Ram every day.

  • Garh Kundar–The Garh Kundar fort is located on a high hill, surrounded by picturesque hills and forests. Besides the main fort, the remains of various ancient structures can be seen here. This quote has been built by Kate Singh, the chief of Prithviraj Chauhan’s forces in 1531 at time of balban it is seized by the Bundela and remained their capital till 1531 These isolated remains seem to quietly narrate the tale of their splendid past. There is an ancient decaying temple of Gajanan Maa (an epithet of Goddess Durga, considered to be ‘Kula Devi’ by Khangars), built by Maharaja Khet Singh Khangar. There is also a temple of ‘Giddha Vahini’ Devi located here.